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Services

Women's health covers a large spectrum or services. We're pleased to be able to provide women in Taos and northern New Mexico with the below services, including screenings; obstetrics and gynecology; and general health and wellness.

Click here to read testimonials from women in northern New Mexico who are already accessing great, compassionate care at Women's Health Institute.

Whatever your specific health needs or concerns may be, Women's Health Institute is here for you. Please call us at 575-758-5001 to schedule an appointment. We accept a wide range of insurances; please call for more information.



Screenings

  • Cervical Cancer Screening

    The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition encourage women to get screened for cervical cancer and receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine if they're eligible. Cervical Cancer screening is available in Taos.

Gynecology Services

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Counseling

    At Women’s Health Institute, we offer confidential STD counseling to women of all ages. We know that Sexually Transmitted Diseases can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and even scary, and we’re here to help.

  • Premenstrual Therapy

    Although premenstrual syndrome (PMS) cannot be cured, there are many techniques and treatments that can help manage your symptoms.

  • Menopause Therapies

    Although most women do not need treatment for menopause, symptoms can certainly be severe enough to seriously disrupt your lifestyle. If that’s the case for you, there are a number of options you can pursue to reduce the impact menopause has on your quality of life. 

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Hormone Replacement Therapy, where medications are used to replace the hormones your body stops making during menopause, can be a good choice for some women in helping deal with menopause symptoms.

  • Osteoporosis Care

    Osteoporosis is a bone disease, occurring when you either lose too much bone or your body makes too little bone. Either way, your bones then become brittle, weak, and prone to fracture. The good news is that osteoporosis can be prevented and even reversed, when you are aware of the risk factors and adjust your lifestyle accordingly. 

  • Weight Management

    Reaching and staying at a healthy body weight is essential for lifelong health and well being. Being overweight or obese greatly increases your risk of developing chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and even some kinds of cancer. Conversely, when you’re at your body’s optimal weight, you’ll look, feel, and even sleep better, not to mention have a much lower likelihood of developing serious illnesses.

  • Incontinence and Bladder Surgery

    Urinary incontinence, or the inability to control the bladder, is a common problem with a number of possible causes. Symptoms can range from the leaking of small amounts of urine during normal activities like sneezing or coughing, to a sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate that may not leave enough time to get to a toilet. 

  • Essure - Permanent Birth Control

    ESSURE: The Most Effective Permanent Birth Control for Women - Non-Surgical Permanent Sterilization

  • Gynecologic Surgery

    Gynecology is the field of medicine that focuses on the general health of women and female reproductive organs. Gynecologic surgery, then, refers to any procedure that is performed to treat the female reproductive system, including treatments for cancer, infertility, and incontinence.

  • Annual Well Woman Examinations

    Annual well-woman exams are important for the early detection of gynecological problems. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends annual pelvic and breast exams for all women over age 21, with periodic Pap smears depending on the woman’s age and risk factors.

Obstetrics Services

  • Family Planning

    The term “family planning” refers to a plan you, or you and your partner, develop about when to have kids, whether or what kind of birth control to use, and ways to implement your plan. It most generally is used to refer to your personal plan for using, or not using, birth control.

  • Permanent Birth Control

    Permanent birth control is the second-most common form of birth control in the United States, and the most-common for women over 30. When you feel that your family is complete, you or your partner may pursue a permanent birth control method.

  • Gestational Diabetes Education

    Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy. It affects how your body processes glucose (sugar), and requires specialized treatment. About 4% of women develop gestational diabetes. It is usually diagnosed in the second half of the pregnancy, and almost always goes away as soon as your baby is born.

  • Breastfeeding/Lactation Education

    Jana Bailey, RN, is a lactation consultant at Women’s Health Institute. She has 14 years of experience working with pregnant women and new moms. She educates women about the multiple benefits of breastfeeding or pumping breast milk for their baby.   Learn more ...

  • Ultrasound

    Ultrasound is an imaging method that allows your doctor to see organs inside the body, using high-frequency sound waves. It is safe and pain-free; during pregnancy, ultrasound is used so that you can your doctor can see your baby, and track its growth and development.

  • Prenatal Care

    Good prenatal care (the care you receive during your pregnancy) is essential to both your health and the health of your baby. This includes knowing what vitamins and supplements to take, what kind of exercise you should be getting, and what medicines and foods to avoid.